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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team helps build the backbone of the Afghan National Army

 

Written by  Capt. Nicholas Drake

1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionForward Operating Base Shinwar, Afghanistan – The noncommissioned officer corps is the backbone of the United States Army and critical to the combat effectiveness of its units. By contrast, the Afghan National Army’s NCO Corps is still in its early stages of development into a trusted force in the eyes of the ANA leadership.

The 2nd Infantry Kandak of 4th Brigade, 201st Corps is one of the newest Kandaks in the Afghan National Army. While the Kandak has a number of experienced leaders in senior leadership positions, the vast majority of the unit is made up of newly trained and inexperienced soldiers.

Members of Archangel Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division look on as NCOs from 2nd Kandak, 4th BDE, 201st ANA Corps execute qualification on the M16 rifle on Shinwar Base in Nangahar Province. (Sgt. Connor Quinn/U.S. Army)

Members of Archangel Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division look on as NCOs from 2nd Kandak, 4th BDE, 201st ANA Corps execute qualification on the M16 rifle on Shinwar Base in Nangahar Province. (Sgt. Connor Quinn/U.S. Army)

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance encourages Tennesseans to review Insurance coverage

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceHere are questions to ask agents about policies for the home

Nashville, TN – Without looking, what is the value of the contents of your home covered by insurance? Is a flood covered? If someone is hurt while visiting you, will your insurance pay medical expenses?

Whether you’re a renter or an owner, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Insurance Division suggests you review all your insurance policies annually. It is a chance to brush up on what is covered, and to evaluate whether the coverage is still adequate (or too much) for your needs. Here, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), of which TDCI is a member, provides tips for consumers. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves a dominant force in Lady Vols success

 

Tennessee VolsKnoxville, TN – The college basketball world is learning what we’ve know for years in Clarksville Tennessee. Bashaara Graves is an amazing basketball player. The Lady Vol freshman has been a big reason for much of the success the Tennessee Women’s Basketball team has had this year.

Graves was part of outstanding high school program at Clarksville High School and was recruited to Tennessee by the legendary Pat Summitt.

Bashaara Graves UT Lady Vols

Bashaara Graves UT Lady Vols

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NASA reports Flyby of Earth could cause Seismic Activity on Asteroid 2012 DA14

 

Written by Dr. Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – For eons, Earth has felt the tremors of asteroids striking our planet. From the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago to the felled forests around Tunguska in 1908, the space rocks keep coming.

This week, Earth strikes back. When asteroid 2014 DA14 makes a record close approach to our planet on February 15th, the space rock could be the one feeling tremors.

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American Heart Association says Reducing sodium in U.S. may save hundreds of thousands of lives over 10 years

 

Americans consume about 3,600 mg of sodium per day — more than twice the recommended limit.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Less sodium in the U.S. diet could save 280,000 to 500,000 lives over 10 years, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Using computer simulations and models researchers projected the effects of small (about 5 percent of a teaspoon of salt per person per day), steady annual reductions of sodium consumption in the U.S. diet, reducing sodium consumption by 40 percent to about 2,200 mg/day over 10 years. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police report 7 Year Old Struck after Running in Front of Car

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On February 14th, 2013, around 5:00pm, a seven year old male was outside in the yard with his parents when the postman delivered the mail.

The 7 year old ran across Gupton Lane to get the mail and crossed into the path of a Pontiac Sunfire. The 7 year old was hit by the Sunfire driven by a 33 year old female. «Read the rest of this article»

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